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Jimmy Walker Holds Off Jason Day at PGA Championship

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Jimmy Walker continued the 2016 trend of first time major winners at the PGA Championship today with his one shot victory over defending champ Jason Day. Danny Willett started the season with his Masters win and Dustin Johnson captured the U.S. Open for his first major. Just two weeks ago Henrik Stenson dazzled at the Open Championship and today Walker made it a quartet of first time major winners. The last time we saw all four majors go to first… Continue Reading

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UL International Crown Kicks Off Big Weeks for Women’s Golf

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As we all still nurse our Open Championship hangovers the women of the golf world start a streak of important tournaments. Thursday 32 of the worlds best will tee it up in the UL International Crown in a eight team format, that’s something the Olympics should have tried…a team format. Then a quick trip across to England where they will compete in the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Woburn Golf & Country Club in Milton Keynes, England. After a weeks… Continue Reading

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Golf in the Olympics: I’m Done…for Now

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Let it be known that this will be my last piece with any mention of the Olympics, golf in the Olympics, players in the Olympics, players not in the Olympics, the Olympic Flame, the Olympic Rings, Olympic Paint…anything Olympic…at least until we crown the Champion Golfer of the Year. All this Olympic baloney is taking the focus away from the oldest and maybe the greatest major of them all. That being said I need to vent for a bit before… Continue Reading

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Golf in the Olympics…Big Whoop

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With golf being back in the Olympic Games this year there is much talk about the 2016 golf season being such a special year. All the effected parties are saying the politically correct thing with “growing the game” and “it’s an honor to represent your country” thrown about very often. I haven’t heard many dissenting voices when it comes to golf making its first appearance in the Olympics since 1904. So it has been 112 years since someone teed it… Continue Reading

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Lucky Men at The Presidents Cup

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As the Presidents Cup teams head home to add their team golf bag and other paraphernalia to their trophy room I can’t help but think that the Americans were blessed with a bit of luck this past week. The old saying goes “I rather be lucky than good” and these three men should be thankful for a little bit of luck they shared at the Presidents Cup. First off is our man Phil “The Thrill” Mickelson. Now, by all accounts… Continue Reading

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American Team Presidents Cup Report Card

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Both the America and International teams can take away plenty of positives from the Presidents Cup. There were some heroic performances from many dressed in red, white, blue and gold. Unfortunately there were plenty of less than spectacular performances and a few bonehead moves by the players also. Here’s my Presidents Cup Report Card for the American team with grades based on their on course play (with Sunday singles weighted heavily) with a little sportsmanship and good old fashioned common… Continue Reading

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Americans Hold Off Internationals to Win The Presidents Cup

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While most of America was sleeping last night its Presidents Cup team finished off a wild week with a close victory over an inspired International Team. Korean hometown hero Sangmoon Bae conceded Bill Haas’ five foot par put on the eighteenth hole to give the U.S. the one point win 15.5 to 14.5. It was a day of missed opportunities for both teams as many of the so-called stars of their teams failed to deliver in the clutch. It was… Continue Reading

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Showdown at The Presidents Cup…Yes, Really!

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For years the brains at the PGA Tour tried to figure a way to somehow capture the passion of the Ryder Cup and instill it in its own Presidents Cup. Now some may say it was Captain Nick Price’s insistence that the format be changed to better accommodate an perennially overmatched International team.   Some may say it was Phil Mickelson’s gaffe of handing the Internationals two holes at once.  Some my say it’s that the American team is not playing up… Continue Reading

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Price Is Right at The Presidents Cup

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Capt. Nick Price was right when he said his team needed to just stick to it and that there was 25 points still left on the board.  His International team came out guns lazing to take 3.5 points in the Day 2 Fourball session. Price’s charges climbed back into contention with Louie Oosthuizen & Branden Grace, Danny Lee & Sangmoon Bae, Thongchai Jaidee & Charl Swartzel all earning full point victories while Adam Scott & Jason Day earned a halve… Continue Reading

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Americans Lead 4-1 at The Presidents Cup

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It wasn’t pretty all the time and on some holes it was downright ugly but the U.S. Team once again surged to a strong lead after day one of the Presidents Cup. The Americans finished the day with a 4-1 lead over the Internationals and Capt. Nick Price is once again struggling to find the right formula to keep his players in the mix. Winning teams for the Americans in the alternate shot format were Bubba Watson & J.B. Holmes,… Continue Reading

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